from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by meticulous order and neatness; tidy. See Synonyms at neat1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. meticulously neat and tidy
- adj. Organized, serviceable, trained and ready for action
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Arranged in a manner befitting a ship; hence, trim; tidy; orderly.
- adv. In a shipshape or seamanlike manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In thorough order; well-arranged; hence, neat; trim.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
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'Frisco Kid went for'ard to help, and together they lowered the mainsail, furled it in shipshape manner and made all fast with the gaskets, and put the crutches under the main-boom.
'Frisco Kid went for'ard to help, and together they lowered the mainsail, furled it in shipshape manner, made all fast with the gaskets, and put the crutches under the main-boom.
Afterward 'Frisco Kid relieved Pete, and while he was eating Joe washed up the dishes and put the cabin shipshape.
Joe washed up the dishes and put the cabin shipshape.
I always do and always shall read the last page of a novel first; and if I perceive there any indications that matters are not coming out "shipshape," my reading invariably terminates with the last page.
The mast now looked "shipshape" and ready for future improvements.
Now matters were already getting to be "shipshape," and no observer could fail to note the increased comfort enjoyed by Cap'n
"I wish you would, Bensie," said Polly, well pleased, for Polly dearly loved everything kept mended up, and "shipshape," as Mrs. Pepper used to say.
"shipshape", Frobisher found time to look round him a little, and to cast his eyes over the remainder of the northern fleet lying off the city of Tien-tsin.